A Northport man was arrested Sunday night, Oct. 17, after an alleged attempt to steal sandwiches from the Belfast Co-op.

Edward A. Lally, 35, was arrested on charges of theft, possession of a usable amount of marijuana and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

Police responded to a theft report from Belfast Co-op employees at 6:38 p.m. Sunday. Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton said that Lally had apparently been drinking before he appeared at the store and began to stuff sandwiches into his clothing.

Police arrived within minutes of receiving the complaint, Trafton said. While the officer was speaking with Lally, Trafton said Lally’s mother came to the store and paid for the sandwiches.

Trafton said the officer did not intend to arrest Lally for the theft, but Lally’s attitude warranted a change of plans.

“He was so belligerent, and so ornery, that they placed him under arrest,” said the chief.

Lally is scheduled to appear in Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, Nov. 16.